Do American Muslims have unique cultural traditions?

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Muslim Americans are the most diverse group in the United States, so that leads to a variety of traditions among American Muslims. Muslim Americans are originally from over 77 different countries; “Of first-generation Muslim Americans, 41% are from the Middle East or North Africa, 26% are from South Asia, 11% are from Sub-Saharan Africa, and 7% are from Europe” (Muslim-American Demographics Reveal a Diverse Group That Rejects Categorization). In addition to location, Muslim Americans vary in political party, wealth, and how strictly they follow Islam. Therefore, there is not one unique Muslim tradition all American Muslims follow.

 

“American Muslims.” Embassy of the United States of America. 

Blumberg, Antonia. “Muslim-American Demographics Reveal A Diverse Group That Rejects Categorization.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 26 Mar. 2014.

“Religious Pluralism in the United States.” The Boisi Center Papers on Religion in the United States 

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